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Dec 30, 2012 11:00am EST
was the key to mitt romney's failure? we'll look at the nominations for best and worst political moves. unforced errors and of course our annual foot in mouth prize. and finally, the nerve of it. our annual chutzpah prize and who showed the most nerve and who are the heroes of 2012 in i'm chris matthews. welcome to a very special awards show. with us mike duffy from "time" magazine. bbc's katty kay. "new york times'" helene cooper and abc's sam donaldson. first up, 'tis the season for year-end political awards. best and worst. last year part one of our political awards and this week part two and this is pure fun. our first category president obama's smartest political decision of 2012. which one of these four choices will our roundtablers pick? was the smartest obama decision to campaign relentlessly on raising taxes on the rich? or was it the early takedown of mitt romney in all those ads last spring that painted him as a rich guy? or the high-tech multimillion dollar back room operation to identify every obama vote and then turn it out on election day? for finally, was the smartest o
MSNBC
Dec 31, 2012 11:00pm PST
? >> if you want to talk about the good news of the past year, you had romney really embracing the neo-con view. you had john mccain at the republican convention talk about six, seven, eight wars that were ready to roll off the shelves if romney got elected. they are war-weary. i think they're skeptical about wars. i think they looked at that and they didn't fall for it. this election was not decided on foreign policy, but romney tried real hard to say barack obama was weak and didn't know anything about national security and the american public didn't fall for that neo-con bait. >> the only way to get his kid in uniform is to photo shop. he wasn't exactly mr. military, anyway. thank you, david corn and happy new year. coming up, the best of campaign 1, think of this as a football highlight show after the big game. 47%. the first debate, we'll go over all the hits and misses with some very smart observers. and we have the annual list of the most notable quotes of the year. the list is full of bloopers like legitimate rape and etch-a-sketch. here's one from rush, democrats manipulated t
FOX News
Jan 1, 2013 11:00am PST
that mitt romney should have talked more about judges during this election cycle. this is where it's all, the action is in the courts, and conservatives are losing often times in the courts because we're losing the presidential election. >> and look, you're a converted-- laura converted to catholocism. >> yeah. >> bill: i'm sure in the beginning you were thinking about doing it, attracted to the philosophy of jesus and how it was incorporated into the roman catholic church. >> yes. >> bill: what the man did and said, and there wasn't a catholic church when jesus was walking or executed, that came afterward and a considerable amount of time afterward, but the philosophy of jesus attracts people and then they look around. do i want to be episcopalian, a baptist, do i want to be a catholic. and they say we'll put up the catholic thing in rhode island then that would be-- >> this is about more that that. this is about a desire on the part of-- not just the atheists of america, but this is a very powerful group of elites who are very uncomfortable and very hostile to conservative christianity
FOX News
Jan 1, 2013 11:00pm PST
judges will end up forcing that down the people's throat and this is the reason that mitt romney should have talked more about judg during this election cycle. this is where it's all, the action is in the courts, and conservatives are losing often times in the courts because we're losing the presidential election. >> and look, you're a converted-- laura converted to catholocism. >> yeah. >> bill: i'm sure in the beginning you were thinking about doing it, attracted to the philosophy of jesus and how it was incorporated into the roman catholic church. >> yes. >> bill: what the man did and said, and there wasn't a catholic church when jesus was walking or executed, that came afterward and a considerable amount of time afterward, but the philosophy of jesus attracts people and then they look around. do i want to be episcopalian, a baptist, do i want to be a catholic. and they say we'll put up the catholic thing in rhode island then that would be-- >> this is about more that that. this is about a desire on the part of-- not just the atheists of america, but this is a very powerful group of
FOX News
Dec 29, 2012 12:00pm PST
. >> we can now definitively say that president barack obama will be re-elected, mitt romney will come up a loser in this race. >> jon: the billing media story of the year, the presidential election. that was how it ended. barack obama beating mitt romney and an end to a bitter season that started early with the g.o.p. primaries and events like this. >> we saw some of this black church in south carolina where a woman asked you why you referred a president obama as the food stamp president. it sounds as if you are suitcase to go belittle people. >> first of all, juan, the fact is that more people have been put on food stamps by barack obama than any president in american history. [ cheers and applause ] >> i know among the political kli correct and i'm supposed to you use facts that are uncomfortable. [ laughter ] >> so that was just part of a long and memorable primary season. juan, is that your highlight of the year. [ laughter ] >> my highlight? it is telling again for newt gingrich. he in a subsequent debate when we was asked about extramarital life and enough about these questions and
PBS
Dec 30, 2012 6:00pm PST
to win a majority of the popular vote twice. mitt romney has to be asking himself, giving the magnitude of the president's problems and the great numbers of americans who believe the country was headed in the wrong direction, "how did i lose?" as the republican national convention, a vermont couple took the stage to describe how mitt romney helped their terminally ill son settle his affairs, but their story never meant it to tv. instead, the voters saw this. >> what do you want me to tell romney? i cannot tell him to do that. [laughter] >> that is a symptom of what went wrong in the campaign, and yet, as we observe here, we noted that the president was vulnerable at so many levels. the economic recovery moving at a snail's pace. there was great opposition to the affordable care act, obamacare, if you will. he bombed in the first debate. what then was the key to the obama victory? >> the obama campaign was a brilliant, disciplined campaign. it had a very narrow route to victory, and it proceeded to follow it with incredible discipline and a sense of direction, and they raced to a differe
MSNBC
Dec 28, 2012 7:00pm PST
. >> well, if you don't run chris christie, romney will be the nominee. >> if men are from mars and women are from venus? is mitt romney from jupiter? >> planned parenthood, going to get rid of that. >> i love you women. >> back in my days, they used bare aspirin. >> if it is legitimate rape, the body shuts down. >> history will be made at the supreme court. >> the individual mandate is constitutional. >> this is the decision, a fascinating rape. >> i know the debate. >> the republicans thought they were going to win. >> i think roberts found the answer. >> when we look back, we'll be better off. >> governor romney is caught on tape. >> the shocking tape from romney. >> it is not elegantly stated, let me put it that way, speaking off the cuff. >> in his words, nearly half the country will never take personal responsibility for their lives. >> it is not elegantly stated. >> if i were a rich man ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ dumb, dumb. >> people want to know who is going to win, who is going to score the punches. >> the presidential candidates, battening down the hatches. >> i'm sorry, jim, i'm goin
MSNBC
Dec 31, 2012 4:00pm PST
on to the general election. mitt romney summed up the g oor gop primary season. we had 20 republican debates. that was absolutely nuts. and nen in the august, 2011 debate, when the candidates assembled on stage showed their intransigence on the issue of raising taxes. watch him go to work here. let's listen. >> i'm going to ask a question to everyone here on the stage. say you had a deal, a real spending cuts deal. 10 to 1, as byru byron said. speaker, you're already shaking your head. but who, on this stage, would walk away from that deal? you feel so strongly about not raisining tax, you'd walk away the 10 to 1 deal. >> another highlights and low lights of the gop primary michael steel. that was a scene where you come up from the roots of the republican party. was that a good dare or a bad day for the republicans. >> i think it was a bad day. i think he recognized after the fact that that was a definitive moment where he could have carved out a new space on that stage and probably one a campaign free of that package. >> it wouldn't have looked very good after that e lexz. >> right: i'm jus
MSNBC
Dec 31, 2012 10:00pm PST
, chris christie, romney will be the nominee. ♪ >> if men are from mars and women are from venous. >> republicans are waging the war on women. >> is mitt romney from jupiter. >> i believe the supreme court should overturn roev. wade, yes. >> i love you, women. >> back in my days they used bayer aspirin for contraception. >> the gals put it between your knees and it wasn't that costly. >> history will made at the supreme court. >> the individual mandate is constitutional. >> this is the decision. >> a fascinating week. >> i know the debate over this law has been witnessed. >> democrats thought they were going to lose and republicans thought they were going to win. >> i think roberts found the answer. >> when we look back we will be better off. >> governor romney's caught on tape moment. >> the shocking tape from romney. >> it's not elegantly stated. let me put it that way. i'm speaking off the cuff. >> in his words, nearly half of the country will never take personal responsibility for their lives. >> it's not elegantly stated. let me put it that way. i'm speak off the cuff. >> if
MSNBC
Jan 1, 2013 3:00am PST
continues. later, the most mem aborable moments from mitt romney's run for the white house for better or worse. you're watching "morning joe" brewed by starbucks. aig? we said we were going to turn it around, and we did. woman: we're helping joplin, missouri, come back from a devastating tornado. man: and now we're helping the east coast recover from hurricane sandy. we're a leading global insurance company, based right here in america. we've repaid every dollar america lent us. everything, plus a profit of more than $22 billion. for the american people. thank you, america. helping people recover and rebuild -- that's what we do. now let's bring on tomorrow. at what our members have accomplished in the past 50 years, it's pretty amazing. ♪ i feel like i'm on top of the world right now ♪ ♪ on top of the world right now ♪ introducing a weight loss program 50 years in the making. ♪ and i feel like i'm standing 10 ft. tall ♪ built on the power of the human spirit. built for human nature, so you can expect amazing. introducing the new weight watchers 360 program. join for free
MSNBC
Dec 26, 2012 7:00pm PST
. and they've made gun ownership much harder to trace. >>> and the romneys keep trying new explanations for why mitt lost. but they aren't getting any closer to the truth. and as some of you on twitter already know, i am wearing a christmas gift or two on the show tonight. there is still time to tweet your guesses about what it is. the answer to what christmas gift or gifts am i wearing is coming up. abetes... your doctor will say get smart about your weight. that's why there's glucerna hunger smart shakes. they have carb steady, with carbs that digest slowly to help minimize blood sugar spikes. [ male announcer ] glucerna hunger smart. a smart way to help manage hunger and diabetes. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage.
NBC
Jan 1, 2013 6:00pm EST
. >> thank you, new hampshire. >> mitt romney scored a decisive victory. >> the south carolina at surprise. newt gingrich wins. >> we will suspend our campaign effective today. we are not done fighting. >> mitt romney is the winner in texas. >> mitt romney has 30 more delegates than he needs to win the republican nomination. >> my running mate and the next vice president of the united states, paul ryan. >> mitt romney took his running mate for a test driver in nascar country. >> all i am asking is we go back to the rates under bill clinton, for folks like me. >> i am not going to shut up. it is my turn. >> i accept your nomination for president of the united states. >> you must vote and you must reelect president barack obama. >> thank you. we draw strength from our victories and we learn from our mistakes. >> the pressure was on mitt romney, who needed a turnaround. >> virtually everything he said about my tax plan is inaccurate. >> it is math. it is arithmetic. >> fighting for obamacare instead of jobs. >> barack obama kept his eyes and his energy low. >> i have a question, and the quest
MSNBC
Dec 30, 2012 7:00am PST
of the republican nominating contest, mitt romney's victory would be the most absurd of them all. or by the end of the year, he would be the one having the last laugh. mitt romney didn't really want to be president anyway. in a recent interview with the boston globe, his son tag said of his father that quote, he wanted to be president less than anyone i have met in my life. he has no desire to run. what? stay right there. up next, the old man in the seat. now that was funny. year again. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. start saving at citi.com/pricerewind. [ male announcer ] it started long ago. the joy of giving something everything you've got. it takes passion. and it's not letting up anytime soon. at u
Univision
Dec 31, 2012 6:00pm EST
...en las primarias y asambleas republicanas, mitt romney logro vencer a tres principales oponentes... newt gingrich, ron paul y rick santorum... en la convencion republicana en la florida, romney fue nominado por su partido como su candidato presidencial... el presidente obama, sin ningun oponente, fue nominado en carolina del norte en la convencion democrata... las campaÑas arrancaron con mas vigor... y tambien la serie de anuncios publicitario s...desprestigiandose el uno al otro... pero tambien sus seguidores... sus aliados.. se unieron a la ambiciosa carrera para llegar a la casa blanca... con avisos televisivos como este... auspiciado por el sindicato de trabajadores de servicio, seiu.. "estos anuncios han sido muy eficaz en enseÑar a la comunidad latina quien es mitt romney y cuando lo conocen no lo aprueban" pero los republicanos defendieron la trayectoria de romney y su agenda para los hispanos... "cada dia estamos saliendo con el menje del gobernador romney, el mensaje republicano para asegurar que el mensaje republicano le llegue a la comunidad latina" alexandra franceschi/port
MSNBC
Jan 1, 2013 12:00am PST
that romney wants to put in there, $250,000 a year tax cut for the average person making over a million bucks on top of the bush tax cuts? $800 billion -- >> can't do it, doesn't work. >> by the way, it doesn't work, if we want to give incentive to businesses, we should give tax breaks to the innovative ones, investing in manufacturing capabilities, alternative energy. >> so the romney camp is saying that 92% of the jobs that were lost during the recession were with women, what is your response to that? >> you know what that reminds me of. i used to practice law when i was a kid. it is that old joke about the kid who kills both parents and then pleads for mercy because he is an orphan? what caused all of these jobs to be lost, before then? men and women. before we came into office, 3.5 million jobs were lost. before i lowered my right hand on that magnificent day on january 20th, with a million people watching, 750,000 lost. another four million before the first job bill we could get passed. >> he is trying to make the case that women have been inordinarily hit during this recession, is that
CNN
Jan 2, 2013 1:00am PST
should have. >> i was the perfect candidate for america. >> what if mitt romney isn't the best person? >> the idea that somehow making a business profitable is different than helping people is really a foreign idea. >> and more. >> it is ridiculously easy for someone to purchase a gun. >> do you think homosexuality is a sin? >> i think it -- it is unnatural. >> could you wake up this morning and have a quick, you know? >> what day is it. >> the newsmakers starts now. good evening. one of the great things about my job is i get to sit down with movers and shakers, men and women in the biggest stories of the year. newsmakers, celebrities, and people never expected to find themselves in a spot like. they are all utterly fascinating. tonight you'll hear from some of my favorite guests. we begin with the big man himself, chris christie. in the wake of superstar center, he found himself in a bed of hot water for making nice with president obama. >> breaking news tonight, super storms and the crashing ashore and southern new jersey in the last hour. >> i watched these extraordinary scenes ove
MSNBC
Dec 26, 2012 11:00pm PST
'll talk about plenty of republicans mitt romney lost the campaign. but the latest reason has come from his son tagg. he says his dad mr. romney just wasn't into being president. are we supposed to believe that? i saw this guy run his butt off for about six years for president. i don't buy it, but we'll see what the argument is. >>> plus the chuck hagel for secretary of defense bubble has been popped. by floating other names. did obama's miss like bork even getting nominated? i don't like this process. >>> and new reports the tea party process was imploding, imploding well before election day. including an attempt with dick armey getting aimed. >>> plus we'll have the top viral videos of 2012 including this one. >> we're all on our own if romney has his way. and he's against safety nets. if you fall, tough luck. so i strongly suggest that you wake the [ bleep ] up. >> actually, that's samuel l. jackson, he's a nice fella personally. this is "hardball," the place for politics. he really is a nice guy. >>> former president george h.w. bush took a turn for the over and he's against safety nets
CBS
Dec 31, 2012 6:00pm EST
of the presidential race between barack obama and mitt romney. test. >> barack obama didn't perform that well until late and romney didn't perform the campaign well. campaign management is more important than an individual candidate's performance. >> woodruff: from boston, hari sreenivasan reports on a city- wide effort to keep kids engaged in education through meaningful work experiences. >> we're starting at the very early ages to try to help young people speak. that is a direct relationship to being successful in school and being successful in your life >> woodruff: and we close out 2012 with two takes on history, first, a look at the emancipation proclamation on the eve of the 150th anniversary of president lincoln's action to end slavery and the civil war. >> woodruff: plus michael beschloss and richard norton smith talk about potential historical turning points of the past year. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance
PBS
Dec 31, 2012 3:00pm PST
and mitt romney. test. >> barack obama didn't perform that well until late and romney didn't perform the campaign well. campaign management is more important than an individual candidate's performance. >> woodruff: from boston, hari sreenivasan reports on a city- wide effort to keep kids engaged in education through meaningful work experiences. >> we're starting at the very early ages to try to help young people speak. that is a direct relationship to being successful in school and being successful in your life >> woodruff: and we close out 2012 with two takes on history, first, a look at the emancipation proclamation on the eve of the 150th anniversary of president lincoln's action to end slavery and the civil war. >> woodruff: plus michael beschloss and richard norton smith talk about potential historical turning points of the past year. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 2
MSNBC
Dec 26, 2012 3:00pm PST
? is it john boehner? was it mitt romney? don't bet on it. the real boss is a man other woman in the back row of a tea party meeting. the angry one who stands up and scalds him. it's that angry voice rising up from the back of the room that haunts the tea party-backed republican. do they want to be the person who voted with the party leadership? or, worse yet, the democratic president? or do they want to vote against all of that? no taxes? no deals, no compromises. no nothing. period. this is the wall that those of the tea party have raised up. they can't vote for what they campaigned against, spending money on government. and that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "politics nation" with al sharpton starts right now. >> tonight, in new york city, welcome to "politics nation" second annual revvie awards. it's the best and the worst in politics, 2012. look, all the big stars are on the red carpet. donald trump is in the unreality show category. paul ryan's pumped and ready to go. what's with the hat there? >> and what's an awards show without this guy. he survived a really rough y
MSNBC
Dec 26, 2012 10:00pm PST
. >>> and the romneys keep trying new explanations for why mitt lost. but they aren't getting any closer to the truth. and as some of you on twitter already know, i am wearing a christmas gift or two on the show tonight. there is still time to tweet your guesses about what it is. the answer to what christmas gift or gifts am i wearing is coming up. [ dylan ] this is one way to keep your underwear clean. this is another! ta-daa! try charmin ultra strong. it cleans so well and you can use up to four times less than the leading value brand. oh! there it is. thanks son. hey! [ female announcer ] charmin ultra strong has a duraclean texture that can help you get clean while still using less. and it's four times stronger versus the leading value brand. charmin ultra strong helps keep you and your underwear clean. we all go. why not enjoy the go with charmin ultra strong? ccustomer erin swensonelps keep bought so, i'm happy. today.. sales go up... i'm happy. it went out today... i'm happy. what if she's not home? (together) she won't be happy. use ups! she can get a text alert, reroute... even reschedule he
CBS
Dec 30, 2012 6:30am EST
? >> well, sadly mitt romney not only because he lost the election, because he went out with the same kind of comment that got him in trouble in the first place talking about giving people obama winning over voters because he gave them gifts kind of hurt the party on his way out. >> clarence? >> you beat me to the tea party but the old saying goes populous movements are like bees they sting and then they die. i think the sting of the tea party is over. >> that's a good axiom. is it yours? >> i'll take it. >> is it in the glossary? >> i'll go look it up. >> okay. i like it. destined for political oblivion in 2013. vice president join. -- joe biden. even if he runs in 2016 for the presidency. >> named the head of the whole gun thing. >> i'm telling you -- this position. >> we'll have to wait. >> his political style is seen unfortunately for him as too aseckic for broad appeal. maybe you should talk to his wife about running for president. his wife is terrific. >> he may or may not run for president, john. but a lot of people love joe biden. he's an authentic voice and democrats in particular
FOX News
Jan 1, 2013 9:00pm PST
charles blow said mitt romney, nice man, good family, hard working. creates jobs but doesn't have a soul. listen to this. >> this man does not have a soul if you open up, you know his chest its probably a gold ticking watch in there. not even a heart this, is not a person this, is just a robot who will do whatever it takes, whatever he's told to do to make it to the white house. >> sean: yeah. good. >> it's continuous. it's going to get worse with obama being in the white house, you're going to have reporters covering for obama. what they're going to do is play the race card. it's a failed policy that's are harming those he claims he wants to help. he says he's for the middle class. but policies are killing the middle class. >> let me bring ambassador bolton up here. either one, yes? ambassador? >> i think the republican party not capable of dealing with the media. i think other institutions have to do it. the media is not going to be fixed tlchl is no way to make this them fair and balanced. wait to deal with them and break their cartel. they're no longer three dominant television netwo
FOX News
Jan 2, 2013 12:00am PST
sarah palin. we have the new york times columnist charles blow who said mitt romney, nice man, good family, hard working, creates jobs, but he doesn't have a soul. listen to this. >> this manjo does not have a soul . if you open up his chest is probably a gold ticking watch and not a heart. this is not a person. this is a robot who will do whatever it takes, whatever he is told to do to make it to the white house. >> it is continuous. i think it will get worse with obama being in the white house. you will have these reporters who are just covering for obama. what they areng going to do is play the race card even though it is the failed policies that are harming those he claims he wants to help. he says he is for the middle class, but his regulations and policies are killing the middle class. >> you are miced up yes, ambassador? >> i think the republican party is not capable of dealing with the media. other institutions have to do it. the media is not going to be mixed. the way to deal with them is to break their cartel. they are not three dominant television networks. there is the
MSNBC
Dec 28, 2012 6:00am PST
yourself, your opponent will do it for you. romney let the president's early attacks on his personal wealth and business background go largely unanswered. romney's campaign argued after a long and expensive primary, they had to choose how to spend at the time, limited funds, and they had to claim it was better than defenses of his personal record. in the end, obama beat romney by ten points. on the economic values question that was this, which candidate is more in touch with people like you. 53% said romney's polauolicies d favor the rich. just 10% said that about the president's policies. and romney, the first republican nominee in the history of our poll to go into a convention with his personal rating under water and campaign with a painful number, just 47% of voters viewing him positively. the obama campaign was also able to get more bang for the buck because they bought ads early and they were careful about where to buy the ads. in the last week, they paid $5 fif 50 for a single ad in raleigh. the romney campaign had to pay $2,665 for the same ad. >> lesson two, the republican brand ne
CNN
Dec 25, 2012 7:00pm PST
have. >> candidates -- >> i was the perfect candidate for america. >> what if mitt romney isn't the best person. >> the idea that somehow making a business profitable is different than helping people is really a foreign idea. >> and more. >> it's ridiculously easy for someone to purchase a gun. >> do you think homosexuality is a sin? >> i think that it's -- it's -- it's unnatural. >> did you get up this morning and have a quick -- >> i probably did, i probably did. >> "piers morgan tonight: the newsmakers" starts now. >>> good evening. one of the great things about my job is that every night i get to sit down with movers and shak s shakers, the men and women at the center of the biggest stories of the year. what do they have in common? they're all utterly fascinating. tonight you'll hear from some of my favorite guests. we'll begin with the big man himself, governor chris christie. he found himself in a bit of hot water for making nice with president obama in the wake of hurricane sandy. >> 2.8 million people without power. i've watched these extraordinary scenes over new je
CNN
Jan 1, 2013 11:00pm PST
't close. maybe mitt romney never had a chance pierpont his fellow contenders feasting on one of their own during the primaries. >> isn't the american way that is somebody gives you a smack on the nose, you eventually have to smack them back? and isn't it time now for you to except that this negativity has pounded you into a position where much as you would like to keep it positive, isn't it time you got the gingrich this out and gave romney a smack? >> harry truman in his great reelection campaign when he was so far behind that they quit taking polls in mid september went after the dewey and the crowd would yell out, and he would yell back tell them the truth and with governor ramen, his record is so bad and he has become so clearly a moderate and so many things that are indefensible, it would be okay in a democratic primary, and a republican primary it would be indefensible, all he has to do is tell the truth. i have to point out facts and i think the next few weeks will be a lot of fun. it will be very interesting. waylon request is that he be honest with the country. >> america clearly
MSNBC
Dec 26, 2012 1:00pm PST
romney had no desire to be president? it's a special christmas message to the thousands of volunteers on his behalf. stay with us. >> oh. this is where i wanted to be. ♪ >>> just when you thought the romney family had learned to stop talking about the election, or stop talking altogether, we get another awkward announcement. this time it's tag romney. the oldest of the five romney boys that tells the "boston globe" that his father never wanted to be president that much anyway. funny thing is most of the voters felt the same way. let's bring in jonathan capehart and susan delpersio. i've got to start with you, sorry girl. here's what tag romney tells the "boston globe" about his dad. quote, he wanted to be president less than anyone i've met in my life. he had no desire to run. he would have been ecstatic to step aside. as a republican, you must be thrilled to hear that. no? >> i think this quote -- as a strategist i think this falls on the category of when family members and friends try to help and make a story look better in which case it kind of backfires. because the truth is you
FOX News
Jan 1, 2013 8:00pm PST
and conservatives ganging up on mitt romney. that's the subject of this evening's talking points memo. one of the bad things about america is that some of us feel that we can kick people when they're down. that's exactly what's happening to mitt romney right now. billions of americans are very disappointed that the governor did not wage a more aggressive campaign to unseat president obama. and instead he played safe and libya the third debate and sitting on it the last eight days of the campaign. after hurricane sandy hit the governor disappeared from the news cycle, apparently that was fine with him, he had many opportunities to speak with urgency in the the last weekend, but passed. so president obama's team run by the brilliant david axlerod won the fourth quarter big. they could point at voters who might support them and get them out on election day. the romney campaign made local appearances, saying the same thing over and over and over. early on election night when trends began to appear i said this, the changing country, the demographics are changing it's not a traditional america a
MSNBC
Dec 31, 2012 3:00pm PST
is the obama campaign's decision to hammer mitt romney as an out-of-touch politicalcrat from almost the very beginning. everyone was yelling from the beginning why are you doing this? when the 47% video was released, it made a powerful video even more powerful because it confirmed everything that the obama campaign had been saying about the republican nominee from moment one. >> crystal? >> three words. please proceed, governor. the second debate after the president had a lackluster performance. in the second debate, he really came out swinging and mitt romney thought he had him on the ropes with this benghazi nonsense. the president braille yantly just let him -- please proceed, governor. go ahead. what are you going to say? and not only was that a great, bril yant move in that moment a and won the second debate right there. but it was em blematic of how he just had to let mitt romney talk. say what he thought about americans. say what his plans were for the country and it was so objectionable to american people that they definitely wanted to go in a different direction. >> so please procee
MSNBC
Dec 31, 2012 5:00pm PST
everyone was talking about. we'll look at how mitt romney's 47% comments changed the presidential race. and later, from voter purchase to long lines, americans faced many obstacles to cast their vote this november. >>> ohio state senator nina turner joins me to discuss the fight for the right to veto. we'll be right back with our special edition of "the ed show," a salute to the middle class heroes. ♪ that over time, having high cholesterol and any of these risk factors can put them at increased risk for plaque buildup in their arteries. so it's even more important to lower their cholesterol, and that's why, when diet and exercise alone aren't enough, i prescribe crestor. in a clinical trial versus lipitor, crestor got more high-risk patients' bad cholesterol to a goal of under 100. [ female announcer ] crestor is not right for everyone. like people with liver disease or women who are nursing, pregnant or may become pregnant. tell your doctor about other medicines you're taking. call your doctor right away if you have muscle pain or weakness, feel unusually tired, have loss of appeti
CNN
Dec 29, 2012 3:00pm PST
and romney, more about socialism, and capitalism and spending, about the role government should have in your life. >> number one is the fiscal cliff. lawmakers saw it coming, but didn't bother to pay any attention to it until after the election. had they put politics aside and dealt with it earlier, who knows how strong the u.s. economy would be right now. >> up next, children in need of a home are caught in the middle of a dispute over human rights. and we'll meet one man reaching into his own pocket to help america ease its enormous debt. [ male announcer ] rocky had no idea why dawn was gone for so long... ...but he'd wait for her forever, for any reason, and would always be there with the biggest welcome home. for a love this strong, dawn only feeds him iams. compared to other leading brands, it has 50% more animal protein. ...to help keep rocky's body as strong as a love that never fades... if he ever lets her leave again. iams. keep love strong. >>> starting tuesday, american families are banned from adopting russian children. president vladimir putin signed the law this week. >> you k
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2012 10:00pm EST
. in 2012 was a little concerned wonder two candidates were left over to your fans including romney when i did a poem about him yes, he is so slick of speech and garb he reminds us of ken of ken and barbie. quick to shed his regalia he may be lacking genitalia. [laughter] one but we had good candidates for car was concerned there was only one primary in 2008 i had to. we had people like rick perry like john edwards has beautiful hair. and a good time because they say the neath the space beneath the hair is. [inaudible] this book ends with the actual election. since then we have talked like the republicans have lost. i wrote a poem about that called the republican in soul-searching. we're searching our souls and wondering why we got beat so badly our rivals are gloating. is obvious when the campaign went wrong. we should have prevented more people from voting. [laughter] and there was one theory as romney tried to move toward the senate and that is traditional with politics they you appeal to the base and he did try to move to the center and i wrote a poem about the second debate called rom
CSPAN
Dec 26, 2012 6:00am EST
leave the guidance system off. >> previously, you mentioned the surprised that mitt romney chose paul ryan as a running mate. who did you think he would pick? >> good question. i thought tim pawlenty. running in these national races is really hard. i remember the day that -- we were leaving denver after the convention and we learned that, on the airplane, mccain had chosen sarah palin. so went to the front of the airplane to senator obama and senator biden had been newly selected as his running mate. he said i think i am reasonably smart. it took me like six months to figure out how to be a presidential candidate, how to deal with the stop light, how to -- the spotlight, how to deal with the national politics. she may be the smartest politician ever and she may be able to come out of alaska to handle all of this. but i will give her three weeks. three weeks to the day, she did her interview with katie couric, which effectively ended it for her. [laughter] i thought that they might make a conservative choice, someone who had at least a taste of the national stage or, which was more of
FOX Business
Dec 27, 2012 10:00pm EST
. this network is trying to explain why he predicted a romney landslide, and a lot of other conservatives are trying to blame in all on romney. it reminds me of what we democrats winter after 1972. the late and beloved note george mcgovern no longer with u was blamed for the landslide a 72. we lost 80, 84, in '88 and they're still blaming the candid it's. it was not the candid, and it was not the way he communicated. it was the message. it was -- it took bill clinton to redo the map and barack obamacare continued that legacy. the reason why the hispanic vote went for broke, is because bit romney made him look liberal n immigration policy. did not follow george bush's policies and innovation, or you might ve been president. it s about content, not the communication. lou: is not one to answer my question on the racial divide. i will try with you. >> well, i think the numbers speak for themselves. the fact that the electorate this time, the change in the percentages among white voters. if the romney campaign got l, the percenges they thought they needed to we might be talking about a differe
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